No further uploads on this Blog. The cost of equipment/internet always rises (ie: a Decca Gold cartridge is now £847..internet +15%/yr - and new/obsolete PU/stylus's have become very rare) Relying on 'some' Contributions to offset this/my time spent (Many Hours) is inappropriate (eg: 1 Contributor from Japan - but 1M+ page views..) so any new files will be on ............................ IF YOU'VE ENJOYED ANY (OR VERY MANY) OF THESE UNMOLESTED LP TRANSFERS THEN A MODEST CONTRIBUTION WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH APPRECIATED.....


24/48: Leopold Stokowski / New York - Tchaikovsky. Francesca da Rimini -&- Hamlet - Everest 1958

Peter Tchaikovsky:
"Francesca da Rimini", op.32   
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"Hamlet", op.67  
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The Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York  conducted by  Leopold Stokowski  
dell'Arte  DA 9006  45rpm. 1982 Nimbus LP.  Recorded: October 1958.
+1.5dB Treble as the sound was very dark/cavernous: sounds filtered to me - but supposedly superior to the original LP. Not 35mm as stated.  
Original sleeve-note (RootsVinyl) /  DA sleeve-note / 'EMG' + book reviews >>>.


  1. I had (still have somewhere?) these two on Everest LP, long long ago. They stunned me - especially Hamlet, unknown to me then - at the time; few recordings in my collection were so vivid and full-toned, if any. Nowadays I would prefer Golovanov in Francesca, with sound that is admittedly far inferior - also the live Markevich: Stoky wallows a bit too much, though I still love it all. This transfer sounds clearer, with more piercing upper frequencies than the LP on my old gramophone did.
    Thanks a lot

    1. Piccolo comes through the haze, but had to re-eq slightly as the recessed treble led to listening fatigue!
      Was under the impression it had been treated with Dolby; but maybe it's because the original tape was 'saturated' Crimp's 're-mastering' ended-up sounding processed. Only have a mono Belock Shosty 5 which is more strident.
      EMI did some nice Everest transfers, early 60's, - Arnold 3/Scottish is very good and better than the mono US original, and they did Cinderella/Villa-Lobos in '71 - which seems pretty good. Concert Hall Stokowski dubs (Swiss Turicaphon) are inferior.


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